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    Taylor Tripucka

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Mountain Lakes, NJ

    High School:
    Mountain Lakes

    Weight:
    180

    Position:
    Midfield


    Earned two monograms with the Irish ... played in 37 career games and picked up seven ground balls ... played as a short-stick defensive midfielder or as a regular midfielder ... suffered a shoulder injury during his rookie campaign.

    AS A SENIOR: Played in all 14 games, which were a career-high total ... scooped up three ground balls ... caused two turnovers ... helped bolster an Irish defense that ranked second nationally by allowing just 6.57 goals per game ... earned a monogram.

    AS A JUNIOR: Played in a career-high 12 games ... forced a turnover in a season-opening 11-7 win at Duke ... saw time in wins over Princeton (8-5) and Maryland (7-5) in the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament ... earned his first monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Played in nine games ... picked up four ground balls ... attempted one shot ... made his collegiate debut in a 19-7 win over Dartmouth.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Played in two games ... saw time in wins at Villanova (16-6) and Bellarmine (19-7).

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned multiple varsity letters in lacrosse, football and basketball at Mountain Lakes High School ... prep squad was nationally-ranked each of his last four seasons ... team won the state championship during his sophomore and senior seasons ... two-time regional and conference champion ... garnered all-city and all-conference honors as a senior ... notched two goals and the game-winning assist in the Group I championship victory over Summit ... scored three goals, including the game-winner, in a victory over No. 1 Delbarton ... two-time all-conference performer as a guard on his basketball team ... football team went undefeated and won the state title during his freshman season ... three-time conference champion in football ... son of Michelle and Todd Tripucka ... father played college basketball at Lafayette ... is the nephew of former Notre Dame basketball great Kelly Tripucka ... grandfather, Frank, played football at Notre Dame ... has a younger brother ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business in May of 2011 with a degree in accounting ... finished with a 3.145 cumulative GPA.

    Tripucka's Career Statistics

    Year G-S G A Pts. GB Shots Sh Pct. SOG P/Min UpG GWG
    2008 2/0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0-0:00 0 0
    2009 9/0 0 0 0 4 1 .000 1 0-0:00 0 0
    2010 12/0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0 0-0:00 0 0
    2010 14/0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 0 0-0:00 0 0
    Totals 37/0 0 0 0 7 2 .000 1 0-0:00 0 0
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